has been said that Daniel Boone's rifle is something of a mythical
non-existing piece of history. On a couple of forums, people
inquire where can they go to see Boone's actual rifle. Why?
Because Americans are fascinated with our nation's Colonial
past. As Americans, early Colonial history is our heritage,
it belongs to all Americans and Daniel Boone is a part of that
I have personally seen a Boone rifle in a Kentucky museum and
the lock looks to be made in England. Its an interesting rifle
to check out. There are two other rifles in a couple of West
Virginia museums that were supposed to have been owned by Daniel
Boone. I would like to go see those rifles as well, when I find
the time. As I have studied Boones life I have tried to find
some kind of credible evidence of Boones rifle. I have found
a picture of Boone posing with his rifle, the picture was originally
copied from a real life portrait of Daniel which was painted
by Chester Harding. To me this is the most real look at his
Daniel Boone was originally from the colony of Pennsylvania
and later moved to North Carolina. This was before the American
Revolution. Since Boone was from Pennsylvania, he grew up in
an area where the Pennsylvania longrifle was developed and made.
So it is logical he would have used Pennsylvania longrifles,
although he could have purchased a rifle from a North Carolina
gunsmith as well.
rifle was a working man's gun. It didn't have any ornate brass
mountings or carvings on the stock, its a plain stock with a
little maple curl here and there, but still a fine rifle. The
rifle I will build for you is of a Pennsylvania longrifle style
based on a portrait of Boone and his actual riflegun.
story goes that the Pennsylvania longrifle was renamed the Kentucky
longrifle after Boones exploration of Kentucky. Back in the
late 1700s, everyone wanted a Kentucky rifle like the one Daniel
Boone carried to Kaintuck. Boone would carve D. Boone on trees
where ever he roamed and was known to scratch his name on his
powderhorn. It's also possible that he could have carved his
name on earlier rifles he owned and in his older years.
did have considerable wood carving skills as can be seen today
in the Missouri stone house of his son Nathan Boone, now a museum
open to the public. Daniel hand carved all the fireplace mantles
with ornate diamond patterns and fluted trim.
am offering for the first time a replica of Boone's rifle tick
licker. When you order a hand made replica Boone rifle, you
will recieve a free copy of this picture of Boone posing with
his rifle. The rifle you recieve will be a fully functional
accurate firing piece, ready to hang over your fireplace or
price of the rifle is $2000 with shipping not included.
You may make a deposit of half down and pay the rest when finished.
We accept checks and money orders. Please don't send cash. Because
of the custom nature of my work, deposits will not be refunded.
name is Mike Fisher and I'm helping to keep our American